The Trench K Phosphate Occurrence is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Teton county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Lat, Long: 43.4572, -111.11440
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Trench K Phosphate Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Trench K Phosphate Occurrence
District: Pine Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Targhee National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Snake River Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Trench K Section Straddled By A Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: AVE CA3(PO4)2 CONTENT IS 14.4 %
Analytical Data: THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO 22.1 % CA3(PO4)2
Analytical Data: 10.1 % P2O5 MAXIMUM FOR 9 SAMPLES
Comment (Location): South Bank Of Palisades Creek
Comment (Deposit): Thickness Is Not Representative Of Phosphate Bed In Entire Area; There Are 9 Beds Of Phosphate Rock, The Best Of Which Is 3.1 Ft; Thickness Above Is Total For Phosphatic Shale Member
Reference (Deposit): 1944 Recon Gardner, L. S., Bulletin 944 - A
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Driggs Quad, Location No. 87
Reference (Deposit): Gardner, L. S., 1944 , Phosphate Deposits Of The Teton Basin Area, Idaho And Wyoming: USGS Bulletin 944 - A
Reference (Deposit): 1927 Recon Mansfield, G. R., Prof. Paper 152
Reference (Deposit): 1933 Compile Usda Tech. Bulletin 364
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